Eid is considered as the second best release period after Christmas. Muslims stay away from theaters during Ramadan which give a huge boost to Eid day. There are also some holidays later on.

Mostly this period is associated with Salman Khan. He started the trend with the release of Wanted back in 2009 and since then he has dominated Eid like never seen before. He just missed this opportunity in 2013 when SRK released Chennai Express which also came out with record numbers.

Take a look at the recent Eid releases. * indicates an all-time record.

Film

Release

1st Day

Lifetime

Dabanng
2010
14.4*
141
Bodyguard
2011
21.6*
145
Ek Tha Tiger
2012
32.9*
198
Chennai Express
2013
33.1*
227*
Kick
2014
26.5
233
Bajrangi Bhaijaan
2015
27.2
321

 

Dabangg and Bodyguard both were released on Eid day and had record breaking opening. Ek Tha Tiger released on Independence Day (3 days before Eid) and smashed all kind of opening records possible. It just missed highest grosser of all time 3 Idiots by 4 crores margin.

Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express not only become the highest opener but also broke 3 Idiots record which stood for 4 years. Kick and Bajrangi Bhaijaan had a pre-Eid release so the opening was less but the lifetime collections were healthy.

Looking at the above table, it is clear that opening is always historic on Eid day. So Sultan is surely going to challenge HNY opening record if Eid falls on 6th July. One interesting point is only Bajrangi Bhaijaan was a content driven film and all others were masala action films.

Now coming back to Sultan it may get an Eid release and also has a chance to break all opening records. But the word of mouth should be positive to achieve a heavy lifetime collection as it is not a regular masala film.

16 COMMENTS

    • Salman ne khud banaya he eid ko release date… wanted se pehle kisiko eid ko movie relese karne ki icha nahi thi.. this is called self made movie release date…grate salman bhai..

    • @king khan fan…. eid ke din ko jisne movie release date banaya usi ko eid se hata raha he… itna he to srk ko bol koi khud ka date banaye har sal aa jata he eid ko or fir bhag bhi jata he…

  1. Bollywood arena why r u not updating collection of the legend of Tarzan ?
    Bollywood arena I think ur site only overate khan…
    I know Agr sultan k content achha b ni hua to b tm use 3/ 4 star doge….

    Vaise housefull 3 ko flop krvane k liye tmne 1.5 star diya fir b usne 100+ Cr k collection kr dia…
    I know housefull is not very gd movie but housefull 3 deserve for 2.5 star but u give only 1.5.

    Ab tm Mohanjo daro k piche pad gye ho…
    U know Mohanjo daro is for better than sultan. ….

    Wait and watch Mohanjo daro and rustom both combined collect mimimum more than 300+ Cr.

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